You really shouldn't offer any opinion that you might hold about what they're going through.
"You just need to snap out of it,"
You know, "It'll get better."
Hey, do you want me to give you a call on such-n-such date?
Do you wanna have some food stocked in the fridge?
Can I bring you some soup?
Can I bring you some gatorade?
When someone sick or someone's not well, I can come over, cook dinner, and a group will turn up, and that seems to work because that's a group that's been around for years.
It's never set up in a sense that, oh yeah, we're gonna come and sort you out.
So, the best thing a person can do is just keep fronting up I suppose, and making themselves available.
Let's look together at what we can find to help you.
Let's do this together, this is a support I can offer you.
I might not be aware of all the services, but let's try together and find the services.
Going that one extra step to say, "Oh hey, mate, I've done a little bit of research, from what you're asking."
All you need to do is talk to somebody who knows what you're going through.
A counsellor might be the right person.
Everyone's different, you know, and sometimes it's knowing, if you know the person, then you might be able to say, okay, this is going to work for you.
You know, talking therapy, talking to someone is going to work for you, maybe.
Actually making sure that they're aware that you're there is the most important thing.